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Arapahoe County jail sees high need for mental health care, and it’s taken steps to respond

Roughly three in five inmates at the Arapahoe County Jail have a mental health condition, according to recent data — and that number may be even higher when taking into account substance use problems, according to Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown. more

Arapahoe County launches eviction clinic to help low-income residents

The program is a partnership with Colorado Legal Services, a state-wide nonprofit providing civil legal services to low-income Coloradans. more

Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office mental health program making strides

When a man in a rural part of Arapahoe County called 911 for help during a mental health crisis, he asked for a sheriff’s deputy to take him to a facility that could treat his condition. But … more

Man gets life in prison for 2020 fatal gas-station shooting in Centennial

A man convicted of fatally shooting a convenience-store clerk after the clerk had complied with his demands for cigarettes and money during a Centennial robbery was sentenced to life in prison without parole. more

Fire bans issued for Englewood, Centennial, some other Arapahoe County areas

The county cited the “extremely dry conditions in unincorporated Arapahoe County, Centennial, Foxfield, and Deer Trail.” more

Unauthorized camping occurs in spots across Centennial

In Centennial, cases of unauthorized camping — a visible sign of regional homelessness — have occurred along the High Line Canal Trail in the city’s west end. They’ve also popped up along the Arapahoe Road corridor, off Interstate 25, and in or near park areas. more

A second Littleton Public Schools therapy dog joins the force

Zeke, a 5-month-old black lab, will be joining Littleton Public Schools as a therapy dog after being sworn in by Arapahoe County Sheriff Tyler Brown April 19.  more

Some clarity emerges on Arapahoe County creating new health department

About 2,500 people watched or called into a virtual town hall meeting where leaders took questions about how Arapahoe County is working to create its own health department amid the breakup of Tri-County Health. more

Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office warns of gift card scam

Arapahoe County sheriff’s investigators are warning the public about a recent scam involving fake barcodes on gift cards, the sheriff’s office said on Facebook in late March. more

Nonprofit paints homes for free for older adults, people with disabilities in Denver metro area

Painting the exterior of a home can cost up to $5,000, according to a local nonprofit — and that’s a cost many people, especially those living on low incomes, can’t afford. more

Egg-painting workshop to aid Ukraine

Valkarie Gallery, 455 S. Saulsbury St., Lakewood, offers workshops March 21, 22 and April 7, 9 at noon, 3 and 6 p.m. on painting the elaborate and beautiful Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs. A $100 … more

Man convicted of 2020 fatal gas-station shooting in Centennial

A man walked up to a convenience-store clerk and calmly asked for cigarettes. Then, just as calmly, he told the clerk to give him the contents of the cash register. more

Arapahoe County OKs $300,000 for regional homeless navigation center

A proposal to create of a navigation center to help connect those who are homeless in Arapahoe County with resources is coming closer to reality after the county approved $300,000 to help establish … more

Shots fired at home in east Centennial area

Authorities are searching for information after gunshots were fired at a home in the east Centennial area, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. more

Resources for the homeless in Arapahoe County

When most people are sleeping, dry and warm in their homes, others around the Denver metro area are fighting the freezing winter temperatures outdoors, trying to survive night after night on the … more

Arapahoe High School volunteer coach allegedly sent sexual messages to female student

School resource officers at Arapahoe High School in January received information that a volunteer coach of a club sport was having inappropriate conversations on social media and over other … more

Colorado program protects those who may wander from home

In 2004, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office began a collaboration of public and private entities to create what would become the Colorado Life Trak program. According to the department's website, … more

Centennial man found after going missing, authorities say

A Centennial man with a medical condition has been missing since 2 p.m. Feb. 10, according to a news release from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. Faustin Havugimana, 59, was last seen … more

Man arrested after running over deputy’s legs in Centennial, sheriff's office says

Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man after he drove over a deputy's legs, leading authorities on a short chase, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office. more

Centennial Hospital offers mental health care

A recently expanded health care resource in the south metro area, Centennial Hospital, wants to spread the word about its mental health programs as the coronavirus pandemic continues to weigh on … more
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